The Rink in Downtown Burbank Through Jan. 6
Downtown Burbanks most festive holiday tradition will return for outdoor ice skating, fundraising events, and special performances.
Time/Place: 10am-10pm Daily, 10am-11:30pm Fri & Sat / San Fernando and Magnolia
Glow Live! Glow-in-the-Dark Arts Through Jan. 12
This event will feature all genres of live music, spoken word, musicians, poetry, dancers, painters, etc., with a glow-in-the-dark theme. This event will be open to the public first come first serve. The event entrance fee will be $20.00.
Time/Place: The Modern Tea Room, Lancaster
Contact: 661-941-4616 / https://themoderntearoom.com
Tournament of Roses Parade Jan. 1
The Melody of Life celebrates music the universal language. Features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries.
Time/Place: 8am / Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Rose Bowl Game Jan. 1
The Ohio State Buckeyes, champions of the Big Ten Conference, and the Washington Huskies, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, have been selected to play in the 105th Rose Bowl Game.
Time/Place: 1pm / Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena
Venice Penguin Swim Jan. 1
Adults are $10, minors are $5. Commemorative T-shirts will be available for $10 on-site. Choose (on-site) between two courses: one is a fun dip of 50 yards and the other, for those who are up for a challenge, is a 500 yards swim.
Time/Place: 12pm / Venice Beach
Contact: 415-318-4060 / www.SWIM.net/SCAQ
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Jan. 3
Answer the call… give blood in honor of everyday heroes. The Hermosa Beach Police Department will be hosting their annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive with the help of the Red Cross.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Hermosa Beach City Hall
Rec `N Roll Mobile Recreation Jan. 5
Enjoy recreation in the great outdoors this winter. When the Rec `N Roll team rolls into your neighborhood park youll have fun with board games, sidewalk chalk, sports equipment, craft projects and much more. Ages: 4-10.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Kings Road Park, West Hollywood
Contact: 323-848-6534 / www.weho.org
South Gate Sports Center Open House Jan. 5
Well have DJ, Zumba, Boot Camp, Obstacle Jumper, Exercise Demonstrations, Food, and access to our Fitness center & Free-Weight room.
Time/Place: 9:30am-3pm / 9520 Hildreth Avenue
Contact: 323-563-5445 / www.cityofsouthgate.org
Las Posadas Celebration Jan. 5
A candlelit procession at the City Hall lawn will bring the community together during the holiday season. This festive event will feature caroling of holiday songs, light refreshments, cultural activities for children such as piatas, and special performances by Mariachis and ballet folklorico dancers.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Norwalk City Hall
Contact: 562-929-5518 / www.norwalk.org
Burbank & Glendale Electric Car Guest Drive Jan. 12
This EV Ride & Drive and EV enthusiast meet-up will feature a wide variety of electric cars from Chevrolet, Tesla, Nissan, and BMW. People who would like to drive these electric cars will need to register for the event to receive an invitation confirming their drive time availability.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Downtown Burbank Metrolink Parking Lot
Home Buyer & Home Seller Fair Jan. 12
Free! Mortgage & lending, property tax, title, escrow, reverse mortgage, green, home inspections, home warranty, insurance, city programs, CPA/tax attorney, termite, and real estate safety.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Rosemead Community Rec. Center
Contact: 626-569-2251 / www.rosemeadchamber.org
Junk in the Trunk Jan. 12
Participants may sell items from the trunk of their vehicle or space remaining in their designated area. Parking sale spots are $15.00 per space and FREE admission for shoppers. This will be yard sale items only, no vendor goods.
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Plummer Park, North Parking Lot, West Hollywood
Contact: 323-848-6546 / www.weho.org
SCV Rose Society Free Rose Care Seminar Jan. 13
Will feature award-winning Master Rosarians Bob Belendez and Kitty Belendez who will demonstrate how to properly prune various types of roses.
Time/Place: 2:30-4:30pm / SCV Senior Center, Main Hall
New Year Rain Barrel Event Jan. 13
Best practice tips, mosquito prevention, and rebate information will be shared in class at the Floretta K. Lauber Museum Education Center from 2-3pm. Order your quality rain barrel online. Rain barrels ordered or reserved for purchase will be available for pick up from 2-4pm at the Arcadia Public Library.
Time/Place: 2-4pm / 20 W Duarte Dr.
Contact: 626-254-2706 / www.arcadiaca.gov
Winter Ball Senior Dance Jan. 19
The air is getting colder, the holidays are near. A time for celebration with friends we hold so dear. Precious moments and frosty fun, come dance the night away with everyone.
Time/Place: 4-7pm / Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall, West Hollywood
Contact: 323-848-6530 / www.weho.org
Asian American Expo Jan. 19-20
After over 30 years, today the Asian American Expo features 6 large expositions halls encompassing over 400,000 exhibition space, 1,000+ vendors, 8 non-stop performing stages, and 3 separately unique food courts. Food, shopping, entertainment and fun these are all annual staples that can be found at each years event.
Time/Place: 10am-7pm / Pomona Fairplex
Contact: 626-280-8588 / www.aaexpo.com
Miles of Music 5K Jan. 20
The Mission of Youth Mentoring is to awaken at-risk youth to their power, unique gifts and purpose by matching them with caring adult mentors and placing that match within a structured group dynamic that provides the resources youth need to reach productive, conscious adulthood. Buy a raffle online or at the event!
Time/Place: 8am-12pm / Griffith Park, Los Feliz
Long Beach Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade & Celebration Jan. 21
Time/Place: King Park: 1950 Lemon Ave.
Contact: 562-570-6816 / www.longbeach.gov
LA Art Show Jan. 23-27
Features an encyclopedic lineup of exhibitors not only in contemporary art, but also classical art, antiques, folk art, and other specialized art scenes that often command their own dedicated shows. This years programming will feature a special showcase of traditional pan-Asian ink painting.
Time/Place: LA Convention Center-West Hall
Golden Dragon Acrobats Jan. 26
The troupes spectacular athleticism combined with ancient and modern dance and music present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
Time/Place: 2pm & 8pm / Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach
Contact: 562-985-7000 / www.carpenterarts.org
Malibu Touch-A-Truck Jan. 26
The City of Malibu Community Services Department and the Malibu Library proudly present: Touch-A-Truck! Children can see, touch, explore, and honk the horns of their favorite trucks and emergency vehicles that serve the Malibu community.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / Malibu City Hall
Contact: 310-456-2489 x239 / www.malibucity.org
Arcadia Chinese New Year Celebration Jan. 26
Children and their families are invited to celebrate the Year of the Pig with fun stories, activities, and a festive craft.
Time/Place: 2:30-4pm / Arcadia Public Library
Contact: 626-574-5400 / www.arcadiaca.gov
Chinese New Year Celebration in Beverly Hills Jan. 26
Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau (BHCVB), in partnership with Beijing Association for Cultural Exchange (BACE), will jointly host Happy Chinese New Year, Charming Jing-Jin-Ji.
Time/Place: 3-5:30pm / Saban Theater
Contact: 310-248-1015 / www.lovebeverlyhills.com
Chinese New Year Festival Jan. 26
Free festival in the outdoor courtyard with food, games, and fun is followed by a ticketed show inside the world-class main hall. Spend a thrilling evening enjoying spectacular Chinese cultural artists and ushering in the most auspicious Year of the Pig!
Time/Place: 4-10pm / Arcadia Performing Arts Center
Contact: 626-821-1781 / www.arcadiapaf.org
TheFitExpo Los Angeles Jan. 26-27
This action-packed health and fitness weekend will offer a variety of events, such as fitness competitions, group exercise workouts, and healthy eating demonstrations. In addition, there will be a Group Training Zone, celebrity athlete appearances, FitnessFest workshops to earn CECs, and our popular Healthy Living Pavilion.
Time/Place: LA Convention Center-South Hall
Contact: 888-348-3976 / www.thefitexpo.com
Run/Walk for Wespark Cancer Support Center 5K & 10K Jan. 27
5K and 10K races offer their own chip-times courses around the beautiful Lake Balboa. Each course is fast and flat and are great for experienced runners or casual walkers dogs and strollers are welcome on each course! Bring your kids along for the Kids Fun Run.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Lake Balboa, Van Nuys
Contact: 818-906-3022 / www.wespark.org
Light Gate Sunset Jan. 27
he artwork is made of glass, laminated with prismatic lighting film that will create rich and varied light effects with the sun. Light Gate will focus the view through an opening down 14th Street to the Ocean.
Time/Place: 5:19pm / Highland Avenue between Manhattan Beach City Hall and the Manhattan Beach Library
Contact: 310-802-5448 / www.citymb.info
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